As Valentine’s Day approaches the pressure is definitely on to ensure your partner has the best ‘romantic’ day possible! From sorting how to celebrate, where to go and what present to get – there are many decisions that need to be made. We all want to impress our partner but often many of us do not know where to start or even how much to spend. In this article, a selection of experts provide their top 5 top ways to win your partner’s heart this Valentines without breaking the bank.
Don’t Let The Pressure Of Buying The “Perfect” Present Get To You!
There is a lot of pressure on Valentine’s Day especially for newer relationships, but in reality it is just one day of the year that is meant to celebrate your love for each other. What present you get or how much to spend are just a few questions that run through many people’s’ minds. Most importantly, should you speak up if you do not like your Valentine’s present? Brookman Solicitors, new survey of over 1,000 married individuals unveiled that only 58% of married individuals would be honest with their partner over whether they liked their presents. A lie can get out of hand and is very hard to keep up in the long run, it is much simpler to be honest from the start!
2. Pace and Replace
Experienced wine merchant and founder of non alcoholic soft drink ‘Botonique’, Hilary Marsh reveals how drinking too much too quickly can spoil Valentine’s Day, especially for your partner. A good idea would be to pace yourself by switching between alcohol and soft drinks, this will guarantee a good time for both you and your partner. Alternating with your drinks will help reduce the likelihood of a hangover the next day.
3. Learn To Love Yourself
Before you can truly love your partner, you need to learn to love yourself. Love Coach, Julia Keller highlights that loving yourself means understanding that you deserve to be treated will and being able to of aspects of your life you don’t see as positive, even when it’s difficult. It’s important for us to feel loved, appreciated and understood, but how can this happen if we aren’t happy with ourselves in the first place?
4. Stop Being Selfish
No one wants to think of themselves as selfish, but the reality is, a lot of us are selfish and don’t even realise it! Karen Meager and John McLachlan, co-founders of Monkey Puzzle Training suggest when going out for a meal, instead of just deciding yourself where to go, make time and space for your partners’ views and consider them properly before booking a table.
5. It’s Time For A Social Media Detox
In today’s digital age most of us are addicted to social media, but this can be detrimental to a relationship. This Valentine’ Day it is important to take a social media detox and pay attention to your partner. Brookman Solicitors, new survey of over 1,000 married individuals revealed that 40% of our respondents said their partner would not check their social media profiles at all on significant dates like Christmas Day. Valentine’s Day would be a perfect time to take a break from the digital world to focus on your relationship!